The origin of “tapas”
“Tapas” are a fundamental part of the gastronomic culture of Spain. It is very difficult to establish with exactness the origin of “tapas”, and as for almost everything there are numerous versions to explain its origin. Today we will tell you one of the many stories that exist, which may be the most commonly believed explanation of the true origin of tapas.
The truth is that since the 13th century, it is customary to accompany wine with something to eat, by disposition of King Alfonso X “the Wise”, to prevent the wine from making people drunk.